The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

America s favorite pediatrician, Dr Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the 1 concern of parents everywhere sleep With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr Karp arguably the world s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block offers inAmerica s favorite pediatrician, Dr Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the 1 concern of parents everywhere sleep With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr Karp arguably the world s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block offers invaluable tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler get the rest they need, while debunking some of the most widely held myths about babies and sleep Dr Karp s advice has already be sought after by some of Hollywood s brightest stars including Michelle Pfeiffer, Pierce Brosnan, and Madonna and now his The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep can help anyone guide even the most resistant small child gently toward wonderful, restful, healthful slumber, so that mom and dad can enjoy a good night s sleep themselves
The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to Years America s favorite pediatrician Dr Harvey Karp now focuses his unparalleled knowledge experience and insight on solving the concern of parents everywhere sleep With The Happiest Baby Guide to Gr

  • Title: The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
  • Author: Harvey Karp
  • ISBN: 9780062113313
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years”

    1. This book teaches parents to ignore their children's cues from infancy through toddlerhood and try to force babies to sleep all night before they are developmentally ready for it. It should be subtitled, "How to Ruin Your Milk Supply." Following the tactics in this book will most likely sabotage breastfeeding relationships and make parents wonder why they don't know what their babies needter learning to ignore all their cues and teaching the babies to shut down, not calm down, from being shaken [...]

    2. OK, in a nutshell you have to wake your baby up a little after feeding so he can learn to put himself to sleep. But what if your baby ALWAYS moves around and wakes himself up once you wake him up for that split second? What then, Doctor Smartypants?

    3. I'm very fond of Dr. Karp - his suggestions in The Happiest Baby on the Block worked like magic for getting our little newborn calmed down and asleep. So I was pretty excited to learn he also has a sleep book - because when your four month old suddenly decides to sleep like a newborn again, you need all the magic you can get!And, well, this isn't magic. I'm beginning to think there is no magic. At all. Anywhere. Ever. But maybe that's the sleep deprivation talking.At any rate, this book is fine [...]

    4. The part explaining about the logistics of sleep is informative but this author drove me a little crazy. He really liked adding the word super to any word as a prefix when it should have been an adjective or adverb, which was superannoying. Don't get me started on his "Owie technique" (which involves band aids on your jammie shirt to tell baby he can't nurse?) oops, I got started. But seriously!. My five month old doesn't recognize a band aid and even if she did she wouldn't notice it in the pit [...]

    5. The book covers sleeping techniques to help your baby form good sleep habits. I found this book had some good techniques, though they were the same ones that the nurses at the hospital kept saying. Though it was nice to get a better understanding on what the techniques are mimicking and why they worked. I did feel the books is very redundant, continually refereeing back to the same 5 techniques to found in dvd by this author and probably anything else the author has written. So, do you need to r [...]

    6. Just started using the suggestions in this book. My 9mth old was getting up every hour to nurse back to sleep and we were Co sleeping. I wanted to get him in his crib and get him sleeping thur the night. So far so good, it's only been three days but he went from every hour waking and needing to be rocked or nursed back to sleep to only needing a pat on the back twice in the night. That is pretty amazing we'll see how long it will take to get him sleeping all night

    7. Haven't read the whole book, just skimmed it looking for advice on (1) ways to fix sleep-onset associations that aren't "cry it out" variants, and (2) encouraging a toddler to stay in his bed now that he's too big for a crib to hold him.I like Karp's tone and advice generally, although like his other books, this one seems too repetitive on the stuff I don't need, and too skimpy on the specific details I *do* need.Pages 258-261 (and elsewhere) describe toddler-specific ideas: longer-and-longer cr [...]

    8. This is the first sleep book I've read so all of the ideas were new to me and there were many to choose from. Basically he says the same few things again and again: swaddle, use loud white noise, up the amount of daytime calories, make sure baby gets plenty of daylight and exercise, and teach patience. Good info, but I honestly felt like it was very redundant after only reading half of the book.

    9. I thought this was a great overview of the most common sleep training techniques, from the no cry approach all the way to the full on extinction method, and spoke to which babies may do best with which training. It also gave good overall sleep routine tips. I especially liked how Dr Karp kept it simple, clear and concise .

    10. Full of great advice for parents searching for a peaceful yet effective sleeping solution.

    11. This time I am reviewing a different kind of book than the ones I usually cover. The book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" by Dr. Harvey Karp was of interest to me since one of the downsides of doing babysitting was to get several children assigned to the group who were less than one year old and could not participate in the playtime with the older kids. So one thing I always asked the moms to do was feed the kids before dropping them off at daycare and made sure that the diaper had been [...]

    12. First, if you have not read one of Dr. Karp’s books, you are in for a treat. His writing is easy to understand, well written, and very interesting as he likes to mix modern scientific sleep medicine with wisdom from ancient cultures. His chapters are well organized and finding useful, practical information is very easy to do. He stresses practical solutions to sleep problems that parents often face. Dr. Karp is also particularly good at giving memorable names to sleep techniques he wants you t [...]

    13. A bit disappointed. The 1st half is a condensed version of "Happiest Baby on the Block" for newborns. The rest puts all other infants and toddlers in the same group, so I didn't really find the solutions I was looking for. He reiterates the same sleep training info (extinction, fading etc. ) that you can find anywhere else.

    14. Perhaps I expected too much from this book considering how beneficial Happiest Baby on the Block was to me. This book is basically a combo of Happiest Baby and Happiest Toddler, so if you've read those, then you don't need this one. I was so shocked to read that Dr. Karp's suggestions for getting your infant or toddler to sleep include letting them cry it out for 30-60 minutes, even to the point of the child vomiting. Yikes! I thought this was a gentle parenting book! I cannot fathom why any ped [...]

    15. I enjoyed this book immensely, and one of the main reasons was because of a statement (or sentiment) made in the very beginning of the book. The author mentioned that it's hard for pregnant women to be able to get helpful advice these days because everyone has something to say but there is no real way to tell what will really work for *you*. My daughter is 13 months old (as I currently write this) and she is a very light sleeper. She is a wonderful little girl but since she was 2 months old we h [...]

    16. Ugh, this was really difficult to read. I enjoyed Dr. Karp's enthusiastic tone in both The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer and The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old, but the tone in this installment was very heavy on the Happiest Baby franchise. I couldn't help but read it in Troy McClure's voice to myself. And it is very repetitive. [...]

    17. New York's Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Harvey Karp MD comes to the rescue with his new book, The Happiest Baby Guide to GREAT Sleep offering simple, down-to-earth advice for the colicky baby; infant crying; tantrums and boosting a good night's sleep. Let's face it folks, when we don't get our rest we are cranky and short-tempered and our babies suffer in the same way. Dr. Karp's advice has won the favor of many celebrities; Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer; Jewel and Pierce Bronsnan to name a few. T [...]

    18. Read it through once and am rereading. Can I say how frustrating it is to try to read baby sleep books? They all contradict each other. Well, this one for one advises, for my 4 month old terrible sleeper:Get outdoors in the a.m. - long walk in bright sunlightwhite noise - rough, rumbly, as loud as a shower, all night long (until first birthday)swaddling (until they're rolling over)swings and slings during the day ok to nap in a swingno coffee/chocolate for momroutine, schedulesleep cues: dim lig [...]

    19. What I like about this book is that Dr. Karp seems to have the exact same feelings about babies that I do--he thinks they are wonderful and miraculous, and uses words like "delicious" to describe what it feels like to rock them to sleep. Cheesy, I know, but that's totally where I am. Feeling that solidarity from him helps me trust the advice in this book more than in others. His tips about white noise, dream feeding, and blackout curtains have all been very successful for us. We didn't try the " [...]

    20. This book was somewhat helpful, though I didn't think so at first. My toddler was always screaming when I left her room at bedtime, no matter how long we spent talking and singing. I implemented the idea of a story about bedtimes using characters she liked from a show she watches about a kangaroo, and I said he couldn't find his bed. In the end, he finds his bed in a dark, cool, quiet cave and puts his head on his pillow and gets his blanket and his special lovey and closes his eyes and has swee [...]

    21. Very helpful.I picked up this book because I was having trouble getting my 8-month old baby to take naps. Although there is only one chapter on naps, I was able to learn a lot about sleep, sleeping cues of and for baby, and how to help my baby sleep better. I also learned a little about temperament, patience-stretching, and communicating with my baby/toddler. I'm looking forward to reading Dr. Karp's other books about the happiest kids.Here are some of the best quote from the book: ~On the Cry-I [...]

    22. the book suggests waking the baby a bit when they fall asleep before putting baby down but honestly, it doesn't always work. I think one should just go with your gut instincts. all babies differ and I've learned that I can use several ways of getting baby to sleep. I notice my almost four month old will go to sleep on her own when I put her for naps and at night I put her down when she's already asleep. she'll sometimes wake at night and soothes herself asleep, I sometimes give her the binky if [...]

    23. I wasn't overly impressed with Dr Karp's sleep solutions. His other book on the 5 S's is great and useful, but this book has some advice that I find awfully suspect - e.g watering down your infant's formula during a night feeding so they start transferring their caloric intake to the daytime. Really? Also, I don't stuff my baby with "diet food" like green beans and carrots. I give her a small amount of baby food because it's good nutrition for a growing baby when they're older. Calorie counts ar [...]

    24. I only read about half the book (the sections relevant to my current age child), but I didn't find it to have much to add that I haven't already tried or recommended. I will try using white noise, as he seems rather obsessed with it (mentioned VERY frequently with every section of the book). There are a couple recommendations that I (also being a pediatrician) disagree with from a health and safety standpoint, but overall his methods seem pretty harmless and potentially helpful depending on the [...]

    25. I feel like this book is okay, but it just skimmed the surface giving good techniques, but didn't address the real problems of baby sleep & how to fix it. By the time my baby was 4 months he was having a real hard time sleeping. It was making it harder for me to be a good mom. Finally around 5 1/2 months my sister told me about THE BEST sleep book: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. Best book. This book actually has helped. My baby started sleeping WAY better in just a cou [...]

    26. I won't lie, I just skimmed the book for the sections that were related to right now, as I probably won't be able to remember every little detail for things for a 5 year old or even a 3 month old. I was mostly reading this book for ideas on how to help my little one sleep better. It gave me lots of ideas and a few places to start. Time will only tell if these things will actually work. I really like these books because they aren't just a bunch of statistics, where there are statistics, every oth [...]

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